He makes grass grow for the cattle and plants for people to cultivate—bringing forth food from the earth; wine that gladdens human hearts, oil to make their faces shine, and bread that sustains their hearts.
Currently I am driving across the plains of North Dakota and this verse came to my mind. As we pass fields filled with cattle roaming, farms lined with rows of seeds that will be food in months. As we pass homes with people sitting at their dinner tables, enjoying the gift of community, enjoying bread & wine.
Bread to sustain their hearts.
Jesus, the bread freely given for us.
Life gets hectic; the beautiful moments pass us by without giving thanks for them. Thanks for the smallest gifts; giving thanks for the cattle roaming, the plants we cultivate, the bread to gladden our hearts, the oil to help us shine, the daily bread to sustain us.
As I drive across these plains God’s love is so evident to me in the abundance He provides. I see the birds flying high, not worrying for one moment if they will have food to eat when they land. I feel my mind wander into the unknown of the hectic…the Spirit pulls it back.
He makes the grass grow.
He makes the plants grow.
He provides us bread & wine.
He makes our faces shine.
He provides everything we will ever need—Himself. Everything else He provides is out of His abundance, gifts for His children.
All of this, freely given.
JamieLee finds deep-rooted joy being in her kitchen. When she is chopping veggies, stirring soup, watching her bread rise and fall…it is in those moments she can hear God the clearest. She is a passionate gatherer, writer, small business owner and loves talking about food, natural health and the way those things effect us. She lives in North Dakota with her Husband, DJ and dogs Porter & Sage. Connect with JamieLee here.